Bodes Galaxy image – M81

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Bodes Galaxy image – M81

Galaxy image from astrophotography session of Bode’s galaxy. This spiral galaxy resides in the Ursa Major constellation. Known among astronomers as M81 or NGC 3031, this is a great example of a grand design spiral galaxy.

Fairly magnificent categorization describing a galaxy with a clearly well organized spiral structure plus prominent arms. Discovered in 1774 by Johann Elert Bode, this galaxy has a central black hole 20 times larger than our Milky Way and is approximately 12,000 light years away. Our astrophotography workshops allow both shutterbugs and professionals to capture spectacular galaxy images like this.

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Bodes Galaxy image – M81 was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by Matt Shetzer